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Discontinuance of compact cars challenges brand loyalty, Edmunds says

Former Focus and Cruze owners' brand loyalty steadily declined over the last three years. In 2019, 23 percent of former Chevy Cruze owners and 31 percent of former Ford Focus owners bought a car from a competitor, Edmunds said in a report Wednesday.
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Acting UAW chief initiates sweeping ethics reforms

The measures include selling a cabin built for former UAW President Dennis Williams, who reportedly has been implicated in an ongoing federal corruption probe into the union. Other reforms include the creation of an ethics officer; implementation of stringent monetary controls; and the banning of all charitable contributions from UAW joint program centers.
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FCA extends 3rd shift at Canada minivan plant through Q1 2020

The automaker has changed the shift’s end date four times since it first announced its planned demise during the summer. After March 2020, FCA "will review the business case for maintaining the third shift on a month to month basis going forward," says Unifor, the union representing workers there.
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U.S. dealerships need more EVs, environmental group says

The Sierra Club said its survey of more than 900 U.S. dealerships found that 74 percent did not stock a single EV, but noted about 40 percent of dealerships in states that have adopted California's zero emission vehicle mandate had EVs for sale.
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